The Actress (Quilter)
Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 5f
The Actress dramatises the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.
“The last show is always a very strange affair. It’s like a party, a great buzz of excitement. But then each actor will leave, with laughter still ringing in the air and a cheery wave. Then it stops. And as you watch each of them walk down the street, they look terribly lonely. That’s the thing about it, you see. After all the applause and elation, we walk home alone. And that’s who actors are - the happiest, saddest people you’ll ever meet.”
A touching and hilarious comedy about an actress making her farewell performance...
KeywordsAging, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Theatre/Entertainment Industry
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: A dressing room.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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